North Carolina Home Achieves ‘Passive’ Top Efficiency Rating

‘Passive’ home meets top energy-efficiency goals

Star News Online, June 6, 2014

 The striking 5,700-square-foot house sits on the water amid huge live oaks off Greenville Loop Road.

Its mid-century modern style sets it apart from its more traditional neighbors, but what makes it truly unique isn’t readily apparent to the casual observer.

The home of builder Lucien Ellison of Ellison Building Co. is the only “passive” house in the Wilmington area. In fact there are only four in North Carolina, Ellison said as he spoke Thursday afternoon to a tour sponsored by the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance.

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